Category Archives: California

Otherwordly. [Update: August 27, 2014 – The mystery of the moving stones at Racetrack Playa has been solved. See this and this.] This post is motivated by the news that the Racetrack Playa, one of the jewels of Death Valley National Park, has been recently defaced by thoughtless folks treading on the wet playa. After […]

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Tee off with Beelzebub. Devil’s Golf Course, photographed over two consecutive mornings in December 2012 with the superb Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens. The tilt movement permits control of the depth of field in the plane of the salt pan.      

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Cambrian era peaks. These stark buttes are seen as you come in from the east on Daylight Pass in Death Valley National Park, California. In the backdrop are the mountains of the Panamint Range. A spectacular panorama comes into view soon past what is known as Hell’s Gate. The road drops into Death Valley via […]

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